“Dayton Library Director shares information about book choices for the library”
September 1, 2022
Correction to “Dayton Library Director shares information about book choices for the library” printed in the August 25, 2022, issue of The Times.
The articale stated that Commissioner Chuck Amerien and Dayton City Councilmember Laura Aukerman had joined with others during public comment to challenge the board and ask for certain books to be removed from the library’s collection.
It was confirmed that Amerien and Aukerman did not speak on the subject at that meeting.
The issue of elected officials requesting book removals was brought up at the August 22, 2022, Columbia County Commissioners meeting during public comment. Commissioner Amerien answered that he was at the meeting to listen and did not make a comment.
The following speaker was the parent who commented at the library board meeting. He brought books from the library he found disturbing for the commissioners to review. A discussion followed with comments by the public and commissioners.
The recording of the August 22, 2022 commissioners meeting can be found at https://columbiacowa.civicclerk.com/Web/Mobile/MobileVideo.aspx?id=225